Biology- Pulmonary Tuberculosis

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Mind Map on Biology- Pulmonary Tuberculosis, created by baldocksally on 11/18/2014.

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Biology- Pulmonary Tuberculosis
1 Cause
1.1 Pulmonary tuberculosis is caused by Mycobacterium Tuberculosis or Mycobacterium Bovis (both of which are bacteria).
2 Symptoms
2.1 - Persistent Cough - Tiredness - Loss of Appetite -
2.1.1 As the disease develops Fever - Coughing up Blood
3 Transmission
3.1 M. Tuberculosis is spread through the air (airborne). Droplets are released into the air when infected individuals cough, sneeze, laugh or talk.
3.1.1 M. Tuberculosis is a resistant bacterium that can survive several weeks once droplets have dried. It usually takes close contact with an infected person over a prolonged period of time.
3.1.2 M. Bovis infects cattle. It can be spread to humans. The cattle's milk can contain the bacterium.
4 Some groups of people are more at risk from TB than others:
4.1 - People in overcrowding conditions - People who work in long term care - People from countries where TB is common - People who have reduced immunity
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